With a diverse background working in traditional and non-traditional architectural settings, I believe my strongest value in contributing to a team or a project is New York exposure in developing construction documents for residential projects. Experience was also gained in developing CD sets for the Department of Building (DOB), building review architects, and bid pricing for contractors.

My most recent architectural experience was high-end custom residential projects for a small boutique firm in Manhattan, until workflow slowed down.

I am now available for future architectural opportunities with mid-level experience.

Level of Expertise: 10 years excluding a few years on the non-traditional path.

NEW YORK: Summer 2021 to Present

04.2022: Started full time as an Architectural Project Designer at R. Morgan Rolontz Architecture in downtown Manhattan, Midtown, in office.

08.2021: Joined AIA NY

10.2021: Started remote, short term contract work on Bid sets, CDs, Building Management Sets, DOB submittals, and Kitchen/Bath/Equipment/Appliance/ Fixture Schedules, Specifications with local vendors/suppliers/manufacturers/ showrooms on residential projects, locally in Manhattan, NY.

02.2022: Started remote, short term contract work on historic preservation projects and interior retrofitting. Worked on a NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission submittal for a religious institution in Brooklyn, including exterior material research, sourcing, image presentation of existing conditions, and roof studies. Additionally, did a field walk thru and project documentation on a governmental Consulate on the Upper East.

“Becoming an architect is a lifelong process.” words spoken true of my history professor, a noted architectural historian from freshman year at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Despite global changes happening, I believe that perseverance is so important in staying intact with the profession.

Please allow me to share with readers an ongoing, perpetual documentary since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

REMOTE (Pandemic): March 2020 – Summer 2021
05.2021: Group Juror for NKBA Design Competition – Puget Sound Chapter
03.2021: Published three news reports to Archinect!
02.2021: Pecha Kucha submission as a final for Film & Architecture Symposium!
01.25.21: Earned a NKBA Floor Plans & Specifications Specialist Badge
04.2020 – Present: Built a creative culinary art creative outlet, website
04.2020: Pro Bono work on Interior Design DD Package – 0 bd/1 ba
03.02.20: Renewed credentials for LEED AP Building Design + Construction
10.2020 – 11.2020: Pro Bono work on Interior Design DD Package – 1 bd/1ba
08.2020: Group Juror for NKBA Design Competition – Minnesota Chapter

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  1. Ms. Siegel, I saw your resume on Indeed and thought our firm could be a good match for you.

    Graf & Lewent Architects a 10-person client centric design and planning firm with roots in Queens, New York is looking for a Project Architect to grow with our firm.

    In existence for 32 years, Graf & Lewent Architects is known for its high-tech environments in the airline and university sectors. Our projects include airline clubs, ticket counters, cargo and rental car facilities , seminar rooms , cafeterias, student lounges and laboratories of all types. The firm’s partners are intimately involved with each project fostering a paramount tenet of customer service and leading to high degree of repeat clients. Our goal is to delight our clients.

    As part of our team, you would be working closely with the partners and experience all aspects of the project from inceptions and schematic design through construction. Please visit our web site (www.glarchitects.com) and let me know if this interest you.

    Please email me your resume and call me at 718- 651-6200 to express your interest. Thank you
    Howard Graf, A.I.A.
    Graf & Lewent Architects, LLP
    90-30 161st Street
    Jamaica, NY 11432
    P 718.651.6200, F 718.651.6989


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